What will happen if I don’t comply with the ban on face coverings?

From 1 August 2019, if you enter a government, educational or healthcare building or public transport vehicle wearing a face covering, a member of staff may stop you. ‘Face covering’ refers to any item of clothing that makes your face unidentifiable, like a full-face motorcycle helmet or burka.

The member of staff may inform you that a ban is in place and ask you to either leave the premises or remove your face covering. If you refuse to comply, the staff member can call the police, who may fine you up to €415.